Clean kegs are happy kegs

The first week of my brewery appprenticeship culminated in acquaintance with the keg washer, a mess of pipes, hoses, valves and steaming caustic solution resembling a twisted steampunk nightmare.

It took a few runs through the washing process, a series of steps in which the foul effluvia of expired beer gets blown and flushed out, and the keg is scoured with said boiling caustic.

It sure is glamorous, humping kegs on and off the machine. That, alas, is part of the reality of what small brewers must do every day in order to bring you the beer you love.

-Mark

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s